Outcomes: The Long and Short of It

Outcomes are short-term, intermediate, or long-term benefits participants receive from involvement in a program. While determining short-term outcomes may be relatively straightforward, identifying long-term outcomes can be more challenging. An outcome considered to be intermediate in one program may be seen as long-term by another. The design of the program determines how short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes are defined. Participants in this webinar will gain an understanding of how to define and measure long-term outcomes. The presenters will share an overall framework for determining appropriate long-term outcomes and share examples of ways evaluation strategies can differ based on this framework.

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